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AspenTech Completes Another Piece of the Refining Puzzle With Petrolsoft
Aspen Technology recently acquired Petrolsoft Corporation, a maker of software for downstream refining distribution and replenishment.

pims  These segments complement Aspen PIMS crude selection and refinery operations planning and execution capabilities. For the most part, the combination of Aspen PIMS and Petrolsoft is a clean one, however, Aspen MIMI does offer a toolkit for developing distribution planning capabilities. Although this may present an overlap from a high-level functional perspective, the two packages are apples and oranges when it comes to the details. Aspen will likely emphasize the canned functionality for downstream

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pims  latest installment of aspenONE PIMS Platinum , a Web-based flowsheet environment, which allows users to compare multiple refinery plans and schedules side by side and resolve discrepancies for the first time ever.   Other highlights from the launch include the following: Enhanced Visualization and Analytics for Plant Operations Data — aspenONE Process Explorer translates data collected by the Aspen InfoPlus.21 data historian into actionable operational insight, providing a better understanding of Read More

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